Who do you have a great relationship with?

Is it a friend, family member, teacher, youth group leader?

Could you draw a picture, or write a story, telling us what makes your relationship with them so positive?

There are so many arguments and bad relationships in movies and TV, but we want to flip the script and celebrate the good ones in our lives! We’re looking for creative work that shows the better side of love and friendship, like understanding, support or just plain old good vibes!

Arts education organisation Changing Relations are running a competition in association with Durham University, asking young people across County Durham for their art.

Whether your chosen creative media is storytelling, drawing, painting, illustration, photography, or creative writing, we want you to help us show how positive relationships can make our lives great!

Deadline: Tuesday 26th April at 11:59pm

To Submit:

  1. Email [email protected] with the subject heading ‘Let’s Talk About Relationships Competition – [NAME OF ENTRANT]’
  2. Attach your art!
  3. Please provide us with your/the entrant's:
    • name
    • age
    • name of school or community organisation
    • description of the message within the artwork (unless your artwork is creative writing!)

This competition will be run in three separately-judged age brackets:

A) ages 3-6

B) ages 7-11

C) ages 12-18

Prizes in total worth £250 for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in each category. The overall winner will receive a £100 voucher for their school or organisation (i.e. youth group or community group). The 9 winners will be chosen by Changing Relations, with the overall winner decided by the public.

Selected entries will be printed in a zine and exhibited alongside work from commissioned artists in the final event of our overarching project: Let’s Talk About Sex. The event will be held in June, as part of Durham’s Summer in the City festival.


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